In Memoriam: Carolyn Schoenau

Carolyn Schoenau

Carolyn Schoenau, age 86 of Gainesville, FL passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, February 5, 2019. Carolyn was born in Gainesville on October 26, 1932, and is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 55 years, Ronald Schoenau, and sons, Michael Yeilding, Steven Yeilding, and Gregory Yeilding.

Carolyn had a long and distinguished career, winning many awards at the University of Florida Department of Anesthesiology where she was instrumental in establishing the administrative section of the department. After 29 years she retired in 1993 as Business Manager. She was focused, goal oriented, smiling, loyal, non-judgemental, vivacious, and an avid Gator fan.

Carolyn was beloved by her former colleagues. Marilyn Blackwell, who worked with Carolyn for many years, said of her, “We always called her the shoe lady because of her name. She had a good sense of humor. She was a good boss and a super person.”